The Calling- Self Destruction

Self Harm Today

While most of us may hate to say so, the numbers are starting to prove otherwise. Self harm today is rising among teens as well adults. It seems to be eating us alive and not just in the form of cutting either but in many other forms as well. Eating disorders, the use of alcohol, drugs, and that's just a start.

How To Handle It

When you come across someone who is hurting themselves please do not judge them, this is probably the worst thing you can possibly do. When it comes to my own experience, it only made the situation worse. Just make it clear to your loved one that you are their for them. If they need to talk, you are there to listen. Do not yell at them and jump the gun on things.

It can make you uncomfortable, I can understand this. But if you want this person to get better then just be there for them. I know that's all I ever asked.

The Calling

This is a poem I wrote that's in my book "Hidden Light". For those who don't have any problem with self harm maybe it will help you see what those who do feel and what they are going through.

I hear you calling my name,

The want, the need.

I know that in the end I am to blame

When the skin breaks and I bleed.

It's been so long since I've done anything wrong

To my soft skin

But I hear your voice, like a song

Over and over again.

Still I haven't done anything but I feel weak

I feel like any day I will give in.

I want to talk, I have words to speak

But they won't understand, say I'm stupid again.

Just for a few minutes the emotional agony fades

When I gently use the tip of a razor blade.

I don't cut... no I scrape away my skin

The pain lasts longer that's how I win.

These past few days I've been feeling the urge again

The calling, I hear your voice in my ear.

No I won't, I won't give in

Not as long as I am here.

We Can Fight This

I struggle with my own personal problems every single day of my life. It's a daily battle and sometimes, well almost all the time, I feel that no one around me really gets what I am going through. We can fight this. One step at a time we can make it through this .

It's about time this world comes together. No matter what religion, skin color, or sexuality. Let's join our hands and fight this thing known as Mental Illness.

Self Destruction is something I've struggled with for many years and one day I know this battle will be won.

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Shaisty-Chase-Tea 5 years ago from The Outskirts

i honestly like this topic and am commenting before i read the poem and will again after... I feel that to help someone you first try to understand where their mind is at.. and be soft to the fact that people do not try to understand anything without some reason to believe taht it is already accredited, because they don't know how to credit knowledge for themselves

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Shaisty-Chase-Tea 5 years ago from The Outskirts

i wrote a lot from the viewpoint of a chaste virgin, i am though so its easy... my poetry sings of a stronger mortal first overcoming a flesh issues then surviving the christendom wallk of prayering heavy obediance,

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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

I agree with your point of outlook and thank you for sharing your opinion

Jackie Kuttaineh1 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

I have a close loved one who used to cut herself. She proved to herself & others that she could overcome her self-destructive behavior. She's a fantastic person & I love her dearly. She's doing so well now and is studying hard to reach her goal. Hurrah for you and her!

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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Thank you! I am glad to hear about your friend's progress. I am still struggling but I do know that one day I will be a whole lot better. Thank you for sharing with me about your friend.

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